Tuesday, September 02, 2008

Hachette Book Group Back to School Giveaway: Win Ten Books!

Update: This contest closed September 11, 2008

I am authorized to select up to 5 winners of this entire box of 10 books!
Please see rules of contest below the list of books.

1. Dewey: The Small-Town Library Cat Who Touched the World By Vicky Myron , Bret Witter $19.99

2. The Book of Calamities: Five Questions About Suffering and Its MeaningBy Peter Trachtenberg $23.99

3. Say You're One of Them By Uwem Akpan $23.99

4. Bo's Lasting Lessons: The Legendary Coach Teaches the Timeless Fundamentals of Leadership By Bo Schembechler , John Bacon $13.99

5. Knowing Right from Wrong: A Christian Guide to Conscience By Fr. Thomas D. Williams $19.99

6. Titanic's Last Secrets: The Further Adventures of Shadow Divers John Chatterton and Richie Kohler By Brad Matsen $27.99

7. A Whack on the Side of the Head: How You Can Be More Creative By Roger von Oech (25th Anniversary) $16.99

8. Ethics 101: What Every Leader Needs To Know By John Maxwell $9.95

9. The Self-Esteem Trap: Raising Confident and Compassionate Kids in an Age of Self-Importance By Polly Young-Eisendrath $25.99

10. Roads to Quoz: An American Mosey By William Least Heat-Moon $27.99

Following are rules for qualifying your entry and ways for increasing your chances to win so read with care.

OK. I learned a lot from my first book giveaway in July. I learned that as fun as it is to be a party to giving away books, I cannot afford the time, eyestrain or anxiety involved in chasing down contact info for a large number of entrants. So I am requiring entrants to provide an email to qualify either in their comment on this post using DOT and AT in place of the symbols or via email at joystoryATgmailDOTcom with subject Back to School Giveaway.

The purpose of typing an email with the CAPS in place of the respective symbols is to prevent the web bots from scavenging our emails and using them to spam us. I won't use your email for any other purpose than to inform you in case of a win. But without that @ your entry will be disqualified. (To clarify: your entry is the comment you leave here. Emailing me with your @ is not an entry just an alternate way to provide your @ to qualify your entry in case you prefer not to leave it in comments. Be sure that I can match the @ to the entry if you do email it.)

If in the case of a win you would like your name in the winner's post to be linked to your URL then be sure either your comment or your email includes it as that was another thing I spent extra time tracking down last time.

It took me over six hours to compile the lists for the four separate drawings out of four separate posts last time, hence I am conducting this giveaway out of a single post but holding the contest open for 10 days--until NOON Pacific Coast Time September 11, 2008.

You don't have to have a blog or website to enter.

You can enter even if you won a previous giveaway on Joystory.

Hachette will be shipping the box and requires a NON PO Box mailing address in the US or Canada. You won't need to provide this unless I notify you that you won.

Now in order to encourage you to help me spread the word here are two ways you can get extra credit:

1. Blog about this contest and send the post's URL to joystoryATgmailDOTcom with subject Back to School Giveaway and I will add a second incarnation of your name to the drawing.

2. Your name will be entered again each time another entrant mentions you in their entry comment on this post as the one who sent them. Whether they learned via your blog or another way is irrelevant. Just be sure they know to refer to you by the same name or screen name with which you entered.

Do understand that noone can win more than once in this contest so I will draw names from the 'pot' until I have 5 unique winners.

32 tell me a story:

Jamie 9/02/2008 4:33 AM  

Your poem about Gustav is awesome. I like your word plays...

Unknown 9/02/2008 6:32 AM  

Maine has some LONG winters...I need lots of reading material! Thanks for the chance to win some!
hondaray6 at hotmail dot com
I blogged you here:

ChefDruck 9/02/2008 7:28 AM  

I would love to win some books!

vdruckman AT hotmail DOT com

Susan Helene Gottfried 9/02/2008 8:49 AM  

No need to enter me, girlfriend. I'm just letting you know I've got this posted over at Win a Book.

Julie P. 9/02/2008 8:52 AM  

Count me in!

S. Krishna 9/02/2008 9:00 AM  

Count me in!

skrishna [at] skrishnasbooks [dot] com

Gwendolyn B. 9/02/2008 10:24 AM  

Many of these titles are on my TBR list. Thanks for the chance to win some!

Unknown 9/02/2008 10:36 AM  

Always need more books to read :)

Unknown 9/02/2008 10:56 AM  

Sounds like some interesting titles. Enter me, please!


a real librarian 9/02/2008 12:16 PM  

I have been wanting to read several of these titles!! Thanks for the chance to win!


Anonymous,  9/02/2008 2:15 PM  

This looks like a great collection of books. Please include me in your drawing.


hermeslyre 9/02/2008 6:01 PM  

I wanna win too! :D Cool giveaway BTW
hermeslyre [ AT ] hotmail [ DOT ] com

Rhonda Martin 9/02/2008 6:19 PM  

What a unique selection of books. I can't believe I have not read at least one of these but I haven't. This would make for some great reading~! Thanks for the opportunity to enter for this giveaway.
I also left a blog about your giveaway here http://exotic1.blogspot.com/
My friend hondaray6 sent me this link so Thank you hondaray6 for sharing.

Michele P. 9/02/2008 6:33 PM  

As my friend hondaray6 (who sent me here btw) says: Maine winters are long and dreary, so nice reading material always make those cold, snowy days go by fast! I would also love the chance to win some books!

Michele P.

micaela6955 (AT) msn (DOT) com

Alyce 9/02/2008 7:46 PM  

I would love to win these books!

akreese (at) hotmail (dot) com


Rue 9/03/2008 4:47 AM  

I'd love to win.


Carol M 9/03/2008 6:37 AM  

This is a great giveaway! I would love to win these books! Thank you!

mittens0831 AT aol DOT com

Me... 9/03/2008 12:55 PM  

Thanks for the chance to win!

daq_17 AT hotmail DOT com

Shelley K. 9/03/2008 1:09 PM  

Count me in:) I love to read and this looks like a good one.

Thanks for running this contest.

Unknown 9/03/2008 4:35 PM  

i really really want to read these!!
: )


Anna 9/03/2008 5:32 PM  

Please enter me! Thanks!

--Diary of an Eccentric

diaryofaneccentric AT hotmail DOT com

Anonymous,  9/03/2008 7:59 PM  

I am a 35 year reading teacher and this would be a great gift to start my retirement in 5 months.

You can find me by using my email address which is


Anonymous,  9/04/2008 1:15 PM  

please enter me!


CherylS22 9/05/2008 8:48 AM  

Please enter me in this great contest! I love to win books.


mattemaker 9/06/2008 12:26 PM  

Looks like an awesome selection of some very fulfilling reading material, hope I get a chance to read them! mattemakerATmsnDOTcom

Ronnica 9/06/2008 3:28 PM  

Sounds good!


windycindy 9/07/2008 8:17 PM  

Thanks to you and Hachette for this amazing book giveaway blast! The people in my family love to read and this prize could be the beginning of my Christmas shopping! Please enter me in your marvelous drawing. Many thanks.....Cindi

photoquest 9/08/2008 6:33 AM  

Back to school giveaway what a awesome contest with a good variety in books!!! Please enter me in your contest!

Meljprincess 9/09/2008 11:12 AM  

I especially want to read DEWEY!!
Please enter me in the contest. Thanks.

Mel K.
Meljprincess AT aol DOT com

Anonymous,  9/22/2008 2:14 PM  

Roses are red
Violets are blue.
I'd love to win these books
I'd be happy thru & thru!

contact susan wiener, swiener1[at]tampabay.rr.com

squiresj 9/26/2008 7:22 PM  

I would love to win these books. I would even write reviews of every one of the books once I read them. Even if I give them as gifts, I will read and review them first.

אבי שיטרית 10/21/2008 8:56 AM  
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